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What is Next Nature?

With our attempts to cultivate nature, humankind causes the rising of a next nature, which is wild and unpredictable as ever. Wild systems, genetic surprises, autonomous machinery and splendidly beautiful black flowers. Nature changes along with us.

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Metalosis Maligna

Metalosis Maligna is a documentary by Floris Kaayk about a disease which affects patients with medical implants. Sourcing from such implants a wild metal growth ultimately transforms human patients into mechanical looking constructions.

Metalosis Maligna

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  1. Yes. This IS culturally emerged nature.

  2. Nicely done in this documentry style and great concept the Metalosis.

  3. Very cool idea. I had something similar thought up with a nano-technological disease, but then I never got past the concept stage. Great work.

  4. Since Dorkbot last spring with the Order Electrus I’ve been a fan of this great animator. I think this movie is even better!

  5. Broken link to a 404

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    “Will be online again in a few weeks.” says Floris Kaayk…

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    The video was copied here as well: http://www.transbuddha.com/mediaHolder.php?id=2353

  8. omg

    is this BULLSHIT?…100%

  9. No omg, this is not a real disease, literately at least. But an imaginary movie that visualizes how humans are totally intertwined with technology. So I would not say it is ’100% Bullshit’. :-)

  10. Slotemaker

    This is an excellent example of how some good animation and a creative mind can blur the line between reality and imagination.

  11. roos

    wow very interesting video! really nice done.

  12. saltmaker

    that is very scarey out of all the things i have seen in my career that is the worst

  13. Drip McRuns

    There are enough diseases out there already without making shit up. Ha ha funny….not!

  14. reaper12095

    I honestly thought this was real at first, then the more i watched, the less it seemed real but it scared the shit out of me hahahaha nice job

  15. Dear Koert,
    I’m a writer based in Los Angeles.
    I want to keep you in the loop of an Art Book/World-class Anthology worth your attention and support. The title is: THE NEXT THING: ART IN THE 21st CENTURY and it bring together a dream-team of artists and theorists from all over the world, all attempting to anticipate the art of the future and the sensibility that will define our times.

    The book will come out later this year by Fairleigh Dickinson U. Press

    Below I’m pasting the index of titles so you can have a better sense of the contributors and their themes most of them working in a middle ground between art and science, cultural theory and counter-culture, philosophy and fiction.

    TITLE INDEX

    Mieke Bal
    Affect and the Space We Share: Three Forms of Installation Art (The Futurality of Affect)

    Jan Garden Castro
    Futurecast: Merging Subject with Object

    Liliana Porter and Ana Tiscornia
    Axonometry of the Future, or Prophecies for the 21st Century

    Salima Hashmi
    Art/Aesthetics in the next 100 years -A dialogue
    (This text is the result of an extensive round table with Pakistani artists Rashid Rana, Huma Mulji, Quddus Mirza, Naazish Ataullah, and Ayesha Jatoi and Salima Hashmi)

    Peng Feng
    Somaesthetics and Its Consequences in Contemporary Art

    Glenn Harper
    After the Expanded Field: Sculpture in the 21st Century

    Mark Axelrod
    Kindle, Kindle Burning Bright: Poetics of fiction on the 21st Century

    Pablo Baler
    Interrupted Reading: The Aesthetics of Metastasis

    Stelarc
    ALIVENESS & AFFECT: ALTERNATE ART & ANATOMIES

    Polona Tratnik
    Towards Trans-art: Intersecting Art, Techno-Science, Humanities, and Other Social Practices

    Hagi Kenaan
    The Future(s) of Art

    Sue Golding
    Ana-Materialism and the Pineal Eye (Becoming Mouth-Breast)

    I would appreciate it if you could spread the word about this book

    Thank you for your consideration,

    Pablo